Communique #237 - May 14, 2008
Special recognition planned at annual
The following people will be remembered
during the Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
CLERGY DATE OF DEATH
Rev. Calvin H. Dickinson
Rev. Robert B. Kendall 1-23-08
Rev. Philip Eugene
Rev. Harry Winfield Sims 12-13-07
Samuel Wiley 2-10-08
Donald W. Frogge 2-2-08
Glen L. Amend
Frederick Ackman 4-24-08
SPOUSES DATE OF DEATH
Alice Evans 11-04-04
Ligeia Lamberty 7-09-07
Marian R. Kendall 1-27-08
Roger Eakins 2-29-08
Caroline Nabors 7-04-07
Martha Ann Jones 4-19-08
Rev. John F. Vaughan 4-21-08
Retirement Service honorees
clergy will be recognized at the Retirement Service on Thursday,
June 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Rev. Harriett A. Bechtle
Rev. Patricia S. Flowers
Rev. Margaret A.
Rev. Theodore A. Inman
Rev. S. DeeAnn Mezger
Pastor Karen Miller
Rev. Larry A. Parrish
List of clergy to be ordained at Annual
The following are being recommended by the
Board of Ordained Ministry, and, if they are approved at the Clergy
Session June 4, they will be commissioned/ordained on Friday, June 6
at 8 p.m.
For ordination as a full elder:
Steven R. Blair
G. Russell Brown
Trudy K. Kenyon Anderson
Nancy R. Pauls
ordination as a deacon:
Kurt J. Cooper
membership, commissioning, elder track:
Kimberly D. Dominic
Regina L. Gile
Melody C. Kimbrel
Annual Conference awards
following awards will be presented during the Celebration Service on
Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m.:
Bishop's Committee on Children and
Families in Poverty Grants
Kansas Area Disaster Response
Churches Celebrating 150
Years of Ministry
Doc Wollen Camping Awards
Bishops Award of Excellence
Campus Ministry Awards
Frances Asbury Award
interns and lay speakers also will be commissioned during the
Celebration Service. Those being recognized during the Celebration
Service should check in with the conference registrar so they can be
seated in the reserved section.
New Church Development offers special tool at Annual
The Commission on New Church Development
(CNCD) will introduce an additional tool to help churches understand
the communities in which they serve. MissionInsite is a new
user-friendly, web-based demographics resource. It features
additional data not available from Percept. A representative from
MissionInsite, Peter Wernett, will be available at the CNCD booth to
demonstrate MissionInsite and answer questions from Wednesday
through Friday evening.
Food donations that are
brought to Annual Conference should be boxed in reasonably sized
boxes like those used for Round Up. Donations do not need to be
specially marked or labeled. Items can be left at the south end of
the large parking lot south of Collins during registration until
6:45 p.m. If the donating congregation would like credit for this
donation, they will need to keep a record of the pounds of food
brought and record it in November on the Round-Up form. The
following agencies will work together to divide the items based on
their current needs: Amistad y Fe, Ogden Friendship House and Wesley
For more news and information on this year's Annual Conference,
Institute deadline has changed
The early bird
deadline for Institute has been changed to June 4. Institute is a
week-long session that focuses on deepening personal relationships
with God and others through spiritual growth. Institute is for
middle and high school youth and takes place every summer at Baker
University in Baldwin.
Youth can register for Institute on the
conference website at www.kansaseast.org/page.asp?pkvalue=532.
Tax form information for church-run
Churches that are operating private schools,
including pre-schools, but excluding before- and after-school
programs, should be aware that they might need to file an extra tax
If the program teaches secular subjects and generally
complies with state law requirements for public education, Form 5578
must be filed for the church if Federal Form 990 it is not already
Form 5578 is the federal form for Annual
Certification of Racial Nondiscrimination for a Private School
Exempt From Federal Income Tax.
The form can be found online at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5578.pdf.
Recommend campus ministries to high school
As churches honor high school graduates, it is a
good time to call attention to United Methodist campus ministries.
Ten colleges and universities in Kansas have United Methodist campus
Links to campus ministries pages can be found at www.kansaseast.org/page.asp?pkvalue=287.
The conference website offers a way for students to connect with
campus ministers through e-mail before moving to campus later this
Use the form at www.kansaseast.org/campus_ministry_form.asp.
Blue Rapids UMC Open House for 2000 Member
Blue Rapids UMC invites the 2000 Member Club
members to attend an open house 2-4 p.m. June 22 celebrate the
completion of their building project.
For more information, visit www.kansaseast.org/event_detail.asp?TableName=oEvent_Calendar_EUXQLB&PrimaryKey=oEvent_Calendar_EUXQLB_ID&PKValue=2290.
SCJ archivists' convocation
Conference's Commission on Archives and History is sponsoring the
South Central Jurisdiction Convocation of Archivists July 11-12 in
Local church historians will be able to
learn what to keep, what to eliminate and basic archiving tasks such
as selecting appropriate equipment and materials, determining
appropriate storage locations and more.
registration flier with more information at www.kansaseast.org/event_detail.asp?PKValue=2256.
‘Summer Assembly' camp
Assembly" will be July 21-27 at Forest Park in Topeka. This is a
non-denominational camp for all ages. The early-bird registration
deadline June 1.
Get more information at http://www.summerassemblycamp.com/.
Worship! 2008 will be July
30 - Aug. 2 at Grand Rapids, MI. The "early bird" deadline for
registration is May 30. The cut-off date for reserving hotel rooms
is June 20 at Grand Rapids.
For more information, visit www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=173780
School of Congregational Development
School of Congregational Development will be July 31 - Aug. 5 in
Grand Rapids, Mich., and Orlando, Fla. The early-bird registration
deadline June 1.
Get more information at www.gbod.org/scd.
Human Trafficking seminar
Methodist Women of Bristol Hill United Methodist Church are hosting
a lecture on human trafficking on July 10 at 7 p.m. The keynote
speakers will be Carrie Buchmann, Human Trafficking case manager
from Hope House, and Det. Jason Young and Det. Matt Fowler of the
Independence Missouri Police Department Intelligence Unit. Together
they spearhead the Human Trafficking Rescue Project. The
registration deadline is July 3.
Get more information should visit the event listing at http://www.kansaseast.org/event_detail.asp?PKValue=2286.